Mega-Omni: Another Get-Out-of-Town Budget Debacle

The House mega-omni—the massive nine-bill appropriations package now moving toward a vote in the House—represents another disappointing failure to cut spending and prove Congress can instill some measure of fiscal discipline. Equally troubling: The procedure for considering the legislation allows everyone to vote for something he likes, while taxpayers pick up the tab. The main […]

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Peace on Earth—even on Capitol Hill

Perhaps it was only because ‘tis the season, but there was some rare harmony on Capitol Hill at the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on Tuesday morning.  Edwin Meese, former attorney general and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies here at Heritage, gave testimony, which elicited many thanks from […]

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U.S. Official: Syria’s Assad is ‘Dead Man Walking’

The United States predicted on Wednesday that the downfall of Syrian President Bashar Assad is imminent, The Associated Press reported. According to the report Frederic Hof, a senior official in the State Department, likened Assad’s regime to a “dead man walking” over its brutal crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators and its increasing international isolation. Hof told […]

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Canada First Country to Leave Kyoto Protocol – Believes Global Warming Talks Were a Fraud

Canada has become the first country to exit the Kyoto Protocol designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Canadian environment Minister Peter Kent explained that Kyoto, far from contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas and tackling global warming, was actually functioning as an impediment, saying: “We believe that a new agreement with legally binding commitments […]

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2011 Dishonest Reporting Awards

It has been a year of big stories –  Gilad Shalit, the Israel-Turkey meltdown, and the Palestinian statehood bid – all taking place against the backdrop of the Arab Spring and Iran’s atomic urgency. We thank readers for all the Dishonest Reporter discussion on our web site, Facebook community and emails. The conversation gave us a […]

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